. the presidential inauguration festivities will continue. and cnn to take you live to the inaugural balls. celebrities and musical acts. cnn starting at 7:00 p.m. eastern. and today's historic and public inauguration is expected to be a little -- i don't know if you can call 800,000 people low key, half the number of people here four years ago. much, much warmer, something like 9 degrees four years ago. so, so cold and now somewhere in the 30s. which is practically broiling, right, christi paul? she is talking to folks who have come out on the national mall. >> hi, how are you? i can't imagine. it's freezing here. i don't care. everybody jumping around and the sun is coming up. a beautiful sun rise right behind me coming up, across the horizon and a lot of volunteers have been talking about, you are right, crowds are lighter, a lot of people left at 3:00, 4:00 to get here, haven't had any problem, the parade might be another story, though. a lot of people are hoping to get over to the parade route and get a good seat, but you know they are few and far between. eight floats in the parade.